Topic ID #37440 - posted 9/29/2016 8:14 AM

Archaeological Monitor/Curation Specialist (Columbus, GA) - Full Time Position, One Year

Stella Ltd

Stella LLC anticipates having an opening for an Archaeologist for a Cultural Resource Monitor / Curation position in Columbus, GA. Work will last up to one year with the possibility of extension. Primary duties of this position include working with a partner to conduct field visits to over 800 protected archaeology sites in order to monitor the effects of military training and other land use on resources and installing protective signage around site boundaries. Additional duties include maintaining and improving a database of materials in the installation’s curation facility, assisting with Tribal consultation, and public outreach efforts.


This position requires relocation to the Columbus, GA area for the duration of the contract. The selected candidate will not be reimbursed for any relocation expenses or paid per diem during the relocation process. Hiring preference is given to applicants in the Columbus, GA area and surrounding region.


Minimum Qualifications:


1.    Possess a B.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology, although a Master’s degree is preferred, including an archaeological field school or equivalent experience.

2.    One year of experience conducting archaeological fieldwork, developing a thorough knowledge of archaeological field methods, including survey, excavation, recording, soil identification.

3.    Lab experience identifying and analyzing prehistoric and historic artifacts in the southeastern United States, demonstrating knowledge of standard cataloging and curation procedures.

4.    Experience or interest in developing small displays and interpretive panels for public outreach purposes.

5.    Able to work under supervision and as a part of a team, and be capable of performing the job functions, including the physical requirements described below.

6.    Possess intermediate mathematical and computer skills with excellent file management abilities.

7.    Experience and proficiency working with GIS software.

8.    Applicants must be able to pass a drug test, have a clean driving record to be eligible for the company’s auto insurance policy, be able to pass a background check in order to obtain clearance for entry into a U.S. Army Installation, and must read and agree to the policies stated in our Employee Manual.


Partial List of Duties:




1.    Drive and hike to archaeological sites across the installation on a rotating basis to monitor site conditions.

2.    Identify and record cultural features and artifacts using standard archaeological survey and excavation methods, tools, and equipment.

3.    Maintain an accurate, consistent, and detailed record of survey and excavation fieldwork.

4.    Use GPS equipment (Garmin/Trimble) for field data collection.

5.    Install signage around protected sites.

6.    Monitoring of small projects on the installation in order to mitigate negative impacts on sites.


Office Work


1.    Maintain and add to a database for the installation’s curation facility containing artifact and project information.

2.    Maintain a database of site visit forms, photo logs, and digital images.

3.    Manage collections, including accessioning and cataloging new collections, preparing collections for temporary loan and/or analyses, and repackaging of collections to meet curation facility standards.


Outreach Work


1.    Assist in semiannual consultations with Federally Recognized Tribes.

2.    Participate in public outreach events with public and private institutions, as well as local universities and schools.


Please note that this section describes the job functions of this position, but is not an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences, equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.


Physical Requirements:


The typical workday will include office work and fieldwork. Office work will require the ability to perform repetitive and detail-oriented tasks. Fieldwork will require the applicant to be capable of hiking in rugged terrain, carrying up to 40 lbs. of gear, standing or kneeling for long periods of time, and lifting and operating sift screens. Fieldwork will also require the installation of protective signage around site boundaries. The applicant must be able to perform fieldwork in all types of weather.


Please note that this section describes the physical requirements of this position, but is not an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other tasks as assigned, including work in other areas to cover absences, equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.




The workday will be an average of 8 hours long and be compensated at a rate commensurate with applicant’s experience and qualifications.


To Apply:


Interested archaeologists should forward a short cover letter, resume, and references via Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or PDF to


Stella LLC is an EEO employer. We wish to hire excellent employees regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.


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